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  • Address: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India
  • Hours: 3am-11pm

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Golden Temple (Kashi Vishwanath) Tours

The Golden Temple, known locally as Kashi Vishwanath, is situated in Varanasi on the west banks of the River Ganges. It’s dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the 12 jyotirlinga sites – the holiest and most sacred of Shiva shrines.

This important temple was built in 1780 by the Maratha monarch and is a fine example of ancient Hindu architecture. It has a huge golden spire and its domes are said to be made from pure gold. Inside the complex there are a series of smaller shrines situated along a small lane called the Vishwanatha Galli. To the north of the main temple, there is a small well called the Jnana Vapi (Wisdom Well), where it’s believed that the jyotirlinga was hidden at times of invasion. 

Kashi Vishwanath is a main pilgrimage site for Hindus visiting Varanasi and can become incredibly busy as it welcomes thousands of people every day. A visit to the temple and a bath in the River Ganges is believed to lead devotees to moksha (liberation), meaning Hindus from all over the world aim to visit the holy site at least once in their lifetimes.

Practical Info

The Golden Temple is located along the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi. The easiest way to reach it from around the city is via taxi or auto-rickshaw.

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3-Hour Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour, Varanasi, null
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3-Hour Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Boating down the Ganges River during sunrise is one of the main attractions in Varanasi. We can observe here the Hindu way of life along the banks of the ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Sunrise Ganges Cruise and Classical Dance Show, Varanasi, Day Trips
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Full-Day Varanasi Tour with Sunrise Ganges Cruise and Classical Dance Show

During this 14-hour tour of the 5,000-year-old city of Varanasi, you'll take a dawn cruise on the sacred River Ganges, visit Sarnath where the Lord Buddha got ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.00
Insight Varanasi Day Tour, Varanasi, Day Trips
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Insight Varanasi Day Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Do you believe that one's sins can be absolved by taking a dip in the holy Ganges in Varanasi? Local people believe that Varanasi is the place where liberates ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple, Varanasi, Full-day Tours
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Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Varanasi including the Golden Temple

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

This is a 3 hour walking tour of the ancient city of Varanasi which showcases the best of this iconic destination. Walking around the Golden Temple area is ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Private Full Day Varanasi Pilgrimage Tour, Varanasi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Full Day Varanasi Pilgrimage Tour

This 10-hour private tour of Varanasi allows you to visit some of its most religious and renowned destinations, including Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Golden ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00
Varanasi Boat Ride and Ancient Temples Day Tour with Breakfast, Varanasi, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Varanasi Boat Ride and Ancient Temples Day Tour with Breakfast

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Explore a land of literature, aesthetic, art and spirituality, Varanasi on this 5-hour early morning tour. Enjoy a sunrise boat ride, followed by traditional ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride, Varanasi, Day Trips
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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

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Your guide will pick you up at your Varanasi hotel at 5am. Your 5-hour private morning tour of Varanasi offers a close look at some of the most sacred ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Varanasi, Varanasi, Cultural Tours
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Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour in Varanasi

Varanasi is the city of the Lord Shiva and the city of knowledge. The main places of attraction are the Kashi Vishweshwara, the Annapurna Devi, the Vishalakshi ...  Read more

Location: Varanasi, India
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $42.50

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